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The Recruiting Manager is responsible for providing complete support to the Office's lawyer recruiting efforts. The Manager is expected to demonstrate initiative, set priorities, ensure timely and accurate completion of assignments, and oversee compliance by those in the department with Firm and office policies and procedures. The Manager is expected to maintain expertise in his/her respective areas of responsibility. Further, the Manager is expected to serve as a positive role model for staff he/she supervises providing on-the-job training and mentoring, and promoting staff development. The Manager is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to lawyers and clients, producing quality work products, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Above all, the Manager must fulfill the needs of the Office in a manner which is consistent with the Firm's visions and values.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage all functions of law school recruiting, including but not limited to: coordinate on-campus arrangements at various law schools; schedule students and coordinate each student's interview schedule and expenses; distribute, receive and coordinate evaluation forms.
  • Manage all functions of summer associate program, including but not limited to: Summer Associate orientation; assist recruiting committee in organizing social and business events; monitor summer associate workload reports; distribute, receive and coordinate evaluation forms; respond to day-to-day questions and problems of summer associates.
  • Manage all functions of lateral recruiting, including but not limited to: assist practice groups in identifying suitable interview candidates; coordinate each candidate's interview schedule and expenses; distribute, receive and coordinate evaluation forms.
  • Manage the preparations for incoming new lawyers and laterals, including pre-arrival administrative matters for new lawyers such as conflict of interest checks, payment of bar fees and stipends, and setting up first-day orientation.
  • Respond to all inquiries as they relate to lawyer recruiting, including screening and responding to incoming resumes.
  • Maintain and update various computer programs for recruiting, including the generation of reports and charts.
  • Monitor recruiting budget and department expenditures.
  • Set priorities and coordinate the daily workflow for department, ensuring quality of work and timely completion of assignments during regular business hours and on an overtime basis as needed.
  • Oversee department personnel and monitor attendance and performance issues; conduct conferences with staff regarding such issues as needed.
  • Serve as mentor to assigned staff and assist in staff development; implement standards of excellence and client service.
  • Resolve problems when possible and, as necessary, report problems to others in the Office in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a professional and courteous manner at all times, contribute to constructive resolution of conflicts within the departments and between the departments and others in the Office or Firm.
  • In conjunction with the Office Administrator, ensure departmental compliance with Office and Firm standards, policies, practices and legal obligations.
  • Participate in and prepare for various recruiting projects, including the assimilation of recruiting statistics and lawyer salaries.
  • Coordinate, where applicable, with other office recruiting managers.
  • Evaluate assigned staff and participate in their annual performance reviews.
  • Develop long term plans and goals for the department.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Thorough knowledge of the Firm's recruiting practices including procedures, reports, records retention policies and computer-based software.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow instructions.
  • Basic knowledge of Firm's computer-based word processing software.
  • Thorough knowledge of Firm's e-mail system.
  • Proficiency on office equipment used on a regular basis including computers, printers, copy machines, facsimile machines and telephones.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through completion.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities.
  • Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people in a team setting.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships within the department, Office and Firm.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with recruits, vendors and others outside the Firm.
  • Basic knowledge of human resources policies, practices and legal requirements.
  • Strong leadership skills and willingness to function as a role model within the Office.
  • Excellent judgment and common sense.
  • Strong organizational, filing and time management skills, including the ability to organize self and others.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to perform mathematical functions - add, subtract, multiply, divide, percentages.
  • Ability to type at least 30 words per minute.
  • Ability to perform clerical tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Legible handwriting.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Commitment to the Office and Firm.
  • Commitment to professional growth.

EDUCATIONAL/JOB EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS degree required.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a law/professional services firm or a collegiate institution.



  • Washington, DC
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